Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with rich cultural traditions and experiences at every turn. It’s also one of the most visited countries in the world, with attractions and cuisine that leave many tourists coming back for more.
If you’ve ever wanted to try Mexican cuisine, or if you’re looking to whip up something new in the kitchen tonight, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of 5 traditional dishes from Mexico that are perfect for the whole family. Check them out and try one of these out tonight!
This traditional stew from Mexico means, “hominy,” which is a type of dried corn kernel. This soup is typically filled with meat and cooked for hours while the hominy softens and the meat flavors the broth. Pozole can be seasoned with peppers, garlic and avocados, and is usually served during celebrations like birthdays and weddings!
Used in plenty of delicious Mexican dishes and recipes, Mole is a sauce that can add a unique flavor to any meal. Pronounced “mo-leh,” the sauce is essentially made with hot chilies and chocolate that is the perfect topping for meats or enchiladas. There are many ways to make this sauce, but most involve some sort of nuts or seeds, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
These traditional treats are made of masa, which is starchy dough made of corn filled with various meats, vegetables and all kinds of stuffing! The meal is wrapped in a cornhusk while it cooks and then unwrapped before eating. After you’ve filled it with meat and vegetables, add some spices like cumin and garlic, and even some whole jalapenos to give it a spicy taste. These delights are usually served during holidays, such as Las Posadas and El Dia de los Muertos.
Another authentic recipe in Mexico is Chilaquiles, which is a kind of casserole made with tortilla chips. Perfect for either breakfast or brunch, the dish is made by frying the tortillas until they are a crisp, golden brown-color before adding in the meat, sauce and salsa. Once it’s all fried, garnish the meal with some cheese, onions or refried beans!
- Tacos al Pastor
If you should find yourself walking around the streets in Mexico, you will certainly find this treat popping up in many restaurants. What makes this dish so special is its addition of pineapple juice, which perfectly creates a combination of spicy, sweet and tangy. Check out more of this recipe and how to cook it to perfection here.
The food is just one of the many reasons why Mexico is such a wonderful travel destination, and this is simply a small sample of the delicious cuisine and recipes Mexico has to offer. If you have some time, get the whole family together to try out these amazing recipes above. What other kinds of dishes from Mexico do you enjoy making?